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The days are long, but the years are so short!

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

I realized the other day that my baby girl will be FOUR in just a few months. It blows my mind. Didn't we just bring her home from the hospital the other day? I mean, I know that's not true, but wow. FOUR is so grown-up! Crazy.

We're getting through our days, neither my husband nor I has gotten to workout in the past 5 days. We could have squeezed it in, but there has been a tiny bit of home maintenance stress (refrigerator died, then came back to life (after we'd spent a lot of $$ on a new one, but before it was delivered), then died again, and then we had a 3-day delivery snafu). Starting tonight, I hope to get back on track FOR REALS THIS TIME. emoticon
But we've also had the lovely relief of some rain in the area, which we have sorely needed. Yesterday I took a walk in the rain. It wasn't a very athletic walk, just a leisurely one with my umbrella, but what a nice thing to do!! And better than continuing to sit at my desk for 8 full hours. I hope to do that again today.

Life's just busy, but it's really, really good. I hope all of you are having a great week, too.

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KAYYVAUGHN 9/10/2011 2:58PM

    I know your daughter had a great birthday. They do grow up fast.
We are enjoying our son this weekend. He is home for his birthday.

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KPRICE354 9/7/2011 9:46PM

    You are dedicated walking in the rain...here if was too stormy. Bravo! Keep going. emoticon

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ELISOS 9/7/2011 5:25PM

    I agree with you!!! It is raining here too... we always get wet... the hildren love the rain. emoticon

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MOSTMOM1 9/7/2011 9:10AM

    Thanks for this blog! If it starts raining again, Audrey and I are gonna take a walk in the rain.

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Well THAT really knocked me down!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

I was just thinking last week that I hadn't had a cold in a LONG time, and then BAM, one of the kids brought home a cold that really knocked me down for a few days! Today's the first day I've really felt back up to speed (first night I've slept without NyQuil since Saturday). Ugh.

'Tis the season, though, y'all, so: MAMA SAYS WASH YOUR HANDS.

Anyway, I'm back to it today. I have errands to run at my lunch hour, but plan to get in some cardio, somehow, during the day. 10 minute bursts, probably.

I've also decided that my September needs to have a STRONG ABS focus. On my cardio days, I'm also going to do some abdominal workouts. (On strength days, I'll stick with arms/legs.)

Good plan? Good plan.

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ELISOS 8/31/2011 4:03PM

    Great that you are feeling better... I love the new plan for September....hugs

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CJBAGGINS 8/31/2011 1:39PM

    Oh, what a bummer about the cold. I bet you get over it soon, though.

Great plan with the workouts: hitting all the zones, but not back to back days.


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DEE0973 8/31/2011 10:22AM

    glad that you are doing much better, but you should try not to overdo it

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ONMYWAY4EVER 8/31/2011 10:09AM

    Sounds like a wonderful plan! I am glad you are feeling better. I am staying clear of everyone who is sniffling around me. Cross you fingers I am not next on this list for the end of summer cold!

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KAYYVAUGHN 8/31/2011 9:30AM

    I'm glad that you are feeling better, but don't overdo your workouts. Ten minutes sounds good. I like your plan on abs, etc.

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MOSTMOM1 8/31/2011 9:26AM

    DS started sniffling around here yesterday. I'm tempted to make him stay in the garage. Hope you're feeling 100% soon!

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Friday, August 26, 2011

It's been very busy at work and after work this week, as mine and my kids' activities get going. I knew this was coming. SP success has slowed wayyy down, as in, I took 2 days off from working out, and I might have taken 2 full days off tracking food, too.

I will say that after years and years of tracking food in some way, shape or fashion (either here, or at SouthBeachDiet, or Livestrong, or FitDay.org - yes, i have used them all!) I am pretty darn sick of it.

But onward. I am really going to try hard to get a workout in today and tomorrow. I won't promise Sunday, but we'll say maybe. Sometimes it all just feels like a grind, you know?

emoticon Get up every day
emoticon Protein
emoticon and Salad...
emoticon the treadmill...
emoticon boooooooring.

Maybe I should take a tap dance class.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

KPRICE354 8/28/2011 5:44PM

    If you have a web-enabled phone, track your food with the mobile tracker. If not keep a small notepad around and write it down to enter later. It helps save computer time. Try walking during your lunch break on busy days. Or if you know you are going to busy, workout extra the day before. Life is always there, don't let it derail you. Good luck!

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ELISOS 8/26/2011 5:31PM

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KAYYVAUGHN 8/26/2011 11:30AM

You do have a busy schedule. Maybe you can try your 12 minute DVDs a couple of times a day.
I can take one day off, but I can tell a difference it's two.

You'll get it together.

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EL-E-E 8/26/2011 10:13AM

    wow, thanks for all the support, you guys!! I'm so grateful.

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GOOSIEMOON 8/26/2011 8:53AM

    Yes, some days repetition is a complete drag. However, repetition in the service of better health and less flab surely must be better than repetition leading to old habits!

You can find a way to change up your exercise - try something new that you thought you might never do.

You are SO worth the effort!

Have a great day! emoticon

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MOSTMOM1 8/26/2011 8:35AM

    Two words: hula hoop

I've been backsliding on food tracking and it shows. Time for me to get back to my handy, dandy app. Back to school stuff throws our house out of whack for a few weeks. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. emoticon

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Meh... I'm okay with it

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

My weekly weigh-in today had me UP, again, negating the wonderful success of last week.

No, wait, start over: My weekly weigh-in today was up slightly, but I know that
1) I had a pretty high sodium dinner last night, and
2) I have been working out much more consistently the last few weeks, so it's still okay. I'm still succeeding.

I'm not letting it get me down, I'm really not.

And water bottle, here I come. emoticon emoticon

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FITFORMYKIDS 8/25/2011 7:13AM

    weighing in after a resturant meal always adds weight for me! Don't let this set you off. Keep doing the right things. This is a marathon, not a race!

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ELISOS 8/24/2011 10:28PM

    water with lemon for the sodium. emoticon emoticon

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KAYYVAUGHN 8/24/2011 6:52PM

    That extra exercising will help, and I know that you have been doing that. Drinking water always helps. Eight glasses is a struggle for me.
Good luck, I'll see you in September.

Take care,

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MOSTMOM1 8/24/2011 5:26PM

    I hear ya! Sodium turns my fingers into Johnsonville Brats. Chug a lug the H2O, baby!

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Supercharging for the weekend!

Friday, August 19, 2011

The weekends are a stumbling block for me, but THIS weekend I do NOT want to undo all my good progress over the last 3 weeks!! Please send all the good vibes you can! I really want that last weight loss victory to be permanent.

DH and I have date night Saturday night, to see one of my favorite musicals and have a nice dinner out with no one to feed/escort to the potty but ourselves. (Heaven!)

What're you doing this weekend?

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EL-E-E 8/23/2011 12:27PM

    We saw Guys and Dolls at the Fox in Atlanta. It was AWESOME - one of my favorites of all time (isn't it everyone's??)! We went out for Thai food and I probably ate too much, but it was a treat.

Thanks for the support, friends!

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MOSTMOM1 8/20/2011 9:13AM

    Sounds fab! Which musical? And I literally just scrunched my eyes closed and wiggled my fingers, sending Sparky vibes your way.
Have FUN!

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ELISOS 8/19/2011 9:45PM

    Enjoy and have fun!!! emoticon

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KAYYVAUGHN 8/19/2011 3:17PM

    Your weekend sounds great. I would be glad to baby-sit for you sometimes.
Give us a review of the musical.

We may have company Saturday, but aren't sure yet. Our niece may bring over her 2 children to play. They of course will get a book.
I want to hear about Sophie's first week in Kindergarten. She told me on the phone that they had Gingerbread cookies for snack on the first day. What more could you want in school?

Sunday we will go to early church. We are planning a fresh vegetable dinner. A friend gave us fresh tomatoes, peas and corn. That will make-up for what I ate today.

Enjoy yourself this weekend.

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